The Illinois Municipal Code requires the all municipalities to publish the municipality’s zoning map each year no later than March 31st.  65 ILCS 5/11-13-19.  This specific requirement is set forth below:

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the corporate authorities shall cause to be published no later than March 31 of each year a map clearly showing the existing zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications of such municipality for the preceding calendar year. The first map published in 1960 shall reflect all zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in effect on and prior to December 31, 1959. If in any calendar year after the first map is published there are no changes in zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in such municipality, no map shall be published for such calendar year. The map published by the corporate authorities shall be the official zoning map. The corporate authorities may establish a fee to be charged any person desiring a copy of such map. Such fee shall be paid to the appropriate zoning officer and shall be applied to defray the cost of publication of the official map.

(65 ILCS 5/11-13-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-19)  Sec. 11-13-19.

The  publishing of a zoning map must include all existing zoning and all zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications from the prior year.  If there were no changes to the zoning map in the preceding year, then adoption and publication of a new map is not required. Although the state statute does not specify the method for publication of the zoning map, most municipalities publish the zoning map by adopting the zoning map by ordinance or resolution making the map the official zoning map for the municipality.

Make sure to consult your Tressler attorney if your municipality has NOT adopted a Zoning Map!


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Peter M. Murphy, John M. O’Driscoll and Andrew S. Paine will be presenting at the National Business Institute seminar titled “Ensuring Local Governments Comply with the Law” on April 8th in Naperville.

See below for the times they will be presenting and click here to register.

Budgets and Local Government Legalities

11:45am – 12:35pm, Andrew S. Paine


3:30 – 4:30pm, John M. O’Driscoll and Peter M. Murphy

  • Privileged vs. Public Communications
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Whistle Blowing: Duty to Report?
  • Representing Clients After Public Service

A Current Look at Government Immunity

2:25 – 3:15pm, John M. O’Driscoll and Peter M. Murphy

  • Overview of §1983 Litigation
  • Types of Immunities
  • Common Causes of Action
  • Popular and Effective Defenses
  • The Latest Evidentiary Considerations


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